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The music of Miles Davis and members of his ensembles, beginning with recordings of Davis with Charlie Parker and ending in the 80’s with Davis’ electric fusion period. Davis’ significance in historical, social, and aesthetic issues considered through autobiography, biography, and essays. Careers of sidemen in Davis’ ensembles including Betty Davis, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, John Scofield, and Benny Maupin.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences